Politeness Strategies and Discourse Features of ESL Grade 7 Students’ Emails (71544)

Session Information: Learning Experiences, Student Learning & Learner Diversity
Session Chair: Sara Neswald

Friday, 24 November 2023 15:10
Session: Session 4
Room: Room 607
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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Recently, students communicate with their teachers through emails but with little awareness of politeness strategies in email conventions and how they present themselves through their language use. Hence, their lack of pragmatic knowledge in email structure makes them perceived negatively. In this study, 96 male Grade 7 students received a brief module about pragmatic implications and formal structure in emails and teacher’s instruction and demonstration in email conventions. Results from the 328 emails produced showed that despite the simplified synchronous discussion and joint construction session, asynchronous lesson, and the teacher’s guidance, there were variations in how students wrote apologies, requests, invitations, and excuse letters. This implies the need for explicit instructions about email politeness and the integration of pragmatics-based pedagogical interventions.

Monique Bernardino, De La Salle University, Philippines
Hannah Aven Guarin, De La Salle University, Philippines
Patrick Bryan Ablaza, De La Salle University, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Ms. Monique Bernardino is an English Teacher in Ateneo de Manila Junior High School. She is currently taking her graduate studies in De La Salle University.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00